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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Synthetic Vision Aid

CAE and its partners used the UH-1 Huey to demonstrate a system that fuses real-time landscape, using a light detection and ranging sensor, with a terrain database. The prototype afforded pilots the opportunity to see through brownout conditions and, according to CAE, "easily differentiate between rocks, sloping terrain, wires...at distances greater than 200m."  CAE also said that brownout problems cost the U.S. Army more than $60 million a year in equipment damage. Testing took place at the DoD's Yuma, Ariz. proving grounds. For related news

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